Classes

ECON2001: Games and Markets Lunch

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2018
Student lunch for presentation of works in progress. Offered jointly with Jerry Green, Ben Golub, Scott Kominers, David Laibson, Shengwu Li, Eric Maskin, Matthew Rabin, and Tomasz Strzalecki.

ECON2040: Graduate Experimental Economics

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018
This course provides an introduction to experimental methods and their applications in economics. We will focus on (i) the use of lab experiments in establishing causal effects, testing models, and illuminating mechanisms and (ii) the measurement of preference parameters and behavioral traits in lab-in-the-field settings. We will illustrate both methods through papers in behavioral, cultural and development economics. Topics include bounded rationality in belief formation and choice, motivated reasoning, moral wiggling, gender, the social or historical determinants of preferences, and the... Read more about ECON2040: Graduate Experimental Economics

ECON980PP: Junior Seminar: Understanding Cooperation: Trust, Religion and Morality Across Societies

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017
This interdisciplinary course introduces students to state-of-the-art thinking on cultural variation in cooperation behavior, drawing on insights from economics, cultural psychology and cultural anthropology. We will attempt to answer questions such as: What is the nature of the cross-societal variation in how people collaborate with and trust each other in economic contexts? How can we think of heterogeneity in religious beliefs, moral values, language, and basic emotions as tools to sustain and enforce cooperation behavior in different cultural “regimes”? What does such a perspective imply... Read more about ECON980PP: Junior Seminar: Understanding Cooperation: Trust, Religion and Morality Across Societies